Table A-2. Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-2. Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status, race, sex, and age Not seasonally adjusted Seasonally adjusted(1)
Feb.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Feb.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population

195,029 196,307 196,392 195,029 195,896 195,995 196,091 196,307 196,392

Civilian labor force

122,928 123,199 123,224 123,554 123,287 123,391 123,058 124,119 123,875

Participation rate

63.0 62.8 62.7 63.4 62.9 63.0 62.8 63.2 63.1

Employed

115,312 116,637 116,944 116,425 117,300 117,307 117,186 118,035 117,992

Employment-population ratio

59.1 59.4 59.5 59.7 59.9 59.9 59.8 60.1 60.1

Unemployed

7,616 6,562 6,279 7,130 5,987 6,084 5,872 6,084 5,883

Unemployment rate

6.2 5.3 5.1 5.8 4.9 4.9 4.8 4.9 4.7

Not in labor force

72,101 73,109 73,169 71,474 72,609 72,604 73,033 72,189 72,517

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

64,185 64,377 64,559 64,531 64,234 64,339 64,392 64,871 64,920

Participation rate

72.2 71.9 72.0 72.6 71.8 71.9 71.9 72.4 72.4

Employed

60,178 61,016 61,228 61,013 61,507 61,388 61,551 61,953 62,015

Employment-population ratio

67.7 68.1 68.3 68.6 68.8 68.6 68.8 69.2 69.2

Unemployed

4,008 3,361 3,330 3,518 2,727 2,951 2,842 2,918 2,906

Unemployment rate

6.2 5.2 5.2 5.5 4.2 4.6 4.4 4.5 4.5

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

54,709 54,635 54,499 54,615 54,452 54,587 54,223 54,683 54,401

Participation rate

58.4 57.9 57.7 58.3 57.9 58.0 57.5 57.9 57.6

Employed

51,866 52,140 52,186 51,815 51,945 52,142 51,824 52,267 52,105

Employment-population ratio

55.4 55.2 55.3 55.3 55.2 55.4 55.0 55.4 55.2

Unemployed

2,843 2,495 2,312 2,800 2,507 2,445 2,399 2,416 2,296

Unemployment rate

5.2 4.6 4.2 5.1 4.6 4.5 4.4 4.4 4.2

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

4,033 4,186 4,166 4,408 4,601 4,466 4,443 4,565 4,554

Participation rate

32.5 33.9 33.8 35.5 37.2 36.2 36.0 37.0 36.9

Employed

3,268 3,481 3,529 3,596 3,848 3,777 3,811 3,814 3,872

Employment-population ratio

26.3 28.2 28.6 29.0 31.1 30.6 30.9 30.9 31.4

Unemployed

765 706 637 812 753 689 632 751 682

Unemployment rate

19.0 16.9 15.3 18.4 16.4 15.4 14.2 16.4 15.0

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

30,685 31,188 31,222 30,685 30,969 31,005 31,040 31,188 31,222

Civilian labor force

18,591 18,895 18,941 18,723 19,024 19,056 19,037 19,040 19,101

Participation rate

60.6 60.6 60.7 61.0 61.4 61.5 61.3 61.0 61.2

Employed

16,351 16,877 16,975 16,486 16,953 16,957 17,050 17,071 17,122

Employment-population ratio

53.3 54.1 54.4 53.7 54.7 54.7 54.9 54.7 54.8

Unemployed

2,240 2,018 1,966 2,238 2,071 2,099 1,986 1,969 1,979

Unemployment rate

12.0 10.7 10.4 12.0 10.9 11.0 10.4 10.3 10.4

Not in labor force

12,094 12,293 12,281 11,962 11,945 11,949 12,003 12,148 12,122

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

8,417 8,633 8,628 8,485 8,672 8,594 8,717 8,676 8,710

Participation rate

66.5 66.8 66.6 67.0 67.6 66.9 67.8 67.1 67.3

Employed

7,279 7,652 7,685 7,398 7,742 7,630 7,756 7,757 7,805

Employment-population ratio

57.5 59.2 59.4 58.4 60.4 59.4 60.3 60.0 60.3

Unemployed

1,138 981 943 1,087 930 964 962 919 905

Unemployment rate

13.5 11.4 10.9 12.8 10.7 11.2 11.0 10.6 10.4

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

9,611 9,638 9,656 9,616 9,624 9,709 9,598 9,667 9,665

Participation rate

62.0 61.2 61.2 62.0 61.5 61.9 61.2 61.3 61.3

Employed

8,687 8,792 8,820 8,669 8,720 8,786 8,812 8,824 8,809

Employment-population ratio

56.0 55.8 55.9 55.9 55.7 56.1 56.2 56.0 55.8

Unemployed

925 847 835 947 904 922 785 843 857

Unemployment rate

9.6 8.8 8.7 9.8 9.4 9.5 8.2 8.7 8.9

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

562 624 658 622 728 754 722 697 726

Participation rate

22.3 24.9 26.4 24.7 29.2 30.2 29.0 27.9 29.1

Employed

385 433 471 418 491 541 482 490 508

Employment-population ratio

15.3 17.3 18.8 16.6 19.7 21.7 19.4 19.6 20.4

Unemployed

177 191 188 204 237 213 240 207 218

Unemployment rate

31.5 30.6 28.5 32.8 32.5 28.2 33.2 29.7 30.0

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

13,738 14,253 14,291 13,738 13,782 13,927 13,886 14,253 14,291

Civilian labor force

8,797 8,895 9,042 8,805 8,782 8,768 8,771 8,899 9,038

Participation rate

64.0 62.4 63.3 64.1 63.7 63.0 63.2 62.4 63.2

Employed

8,270 8,530 8,672 8,289 8,340 8,353 8,398 8,540 8,680

Employment-population ratio

60.2 59.8 60.7 60.3 60.5 60.0 60.5 59.9 60.7

Unemployed

528 365 369 515 443 415 373 359 358

Unemployment rate

6.0 4.1 4.1 5.9 5.0 4.7 4.2 4.0 4.0

Not in labor force

4,941 5,359 5,249 4,934 5,000 5,159 5,115 5,355 5,253

Footnotes
(1) The population figures are not adjusted for seasonal variation; therefore, identical numbers appear in the unadjusted and seasonally adjusted columns.

NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups will not sum to totals shown in table A-1 because data are not presented for all races. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: March 06, 2015